John Green · April 6, 2013 at 10:29 am
Fauquier County is blessed to have such a fine group of teachers but their compensation must fit the economic conditions of our area. Most people have seen a decline in purchasing power over the last 10 years. Teachers have seen less of a decline. Their pay, benefits and retirement are solid. Many people would love to have such a compensation package but instead they are asked to pay more in taxes. We need to maintain a balance between public and private employement. John Green
Concerned Citizen · April 2, 2013 at 7:36 pm
Mr. Green, you have for the last year wrote often about how the teachers in Fauquier have received regular wages and how they are paid nicely. You link what you state is proof of these increases also.
The problem is that I have spoken with many teachers here in Fauquier that have not seen these raises in their paychecks. They would have loved to have seen the numbers that you keeping writing that they received!
People forget that teachers work many hours outside of their classrooms. When a teacher wants to do a special project, guess who pays for the supplies? The teacher does! There is no money in the school budget for supplies and there has not been for the last two years, so teachers share with each other and make do! A concept that many would do well to copy!
Why is it that the people we entrust our children with for almost 8 hours a day are always the ones that are picked on when push comes to shove? Teachers know that they will not become rich by being a teacher, but should the teacher's of our children need to work a second job to make ends meet?
I know nothing I write will change your mind, it has been made up for too long, but someone needs to stand up for the teachers of Fauquier County before they go to other counties!